Introducing the Homesick Kiwi, our resident bird about the world.
This guy represents all of the adventurous New Zealanders making their way in the world, living abroad, travelling to far-flung places to explore and seek new sights, sounds and tastes…
Carrying their Kiwi-ness inside their hearts, around their necks in the form of a trusty pounamu, jandals upon their feet and a Kiwiana t-shirt on their chests…
We are many and varied (and we’re not just boys!) Kiwis are spread far and wide around the world. We’re travellers by our nature. None of us originated in New Zealand unless you’re a flightless bird or a giant Weta!
Our Homeless Kiwi might look familiar to some of the more mature expats Kiwis among us. If you stayed up until the end of TV in the olden days (before the internet) you might have seen his cousin putting the milk bottles out, tucking himself into his blanket, making his bed in a TV satellite dish with his trusty cat curled up at his feet.
Yep, the TVNZ Goodnight Kiwi was the inspiration for our little travelling Kiwi dude here!
The Homesick Kiwi is excitedly exploring the world, moving forwards but always aware of where he’s come from!
So now you can take a little piece of Kiwiana with you wherever you go!
*disclaimer, this t-shirt is not made in New Zealand, but it’s about the sentiment right!